Afghanistan victims named

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THE Ministry of Defence has confirmed the names of three Midlothian-based soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan this week.

Corporal William Thomas Savage and Fusilier Samuel Flint, both from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment Of Scotland (2 SCOTS), and Private Robert Murray Hetherington, from 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (7 SCOTS), died on Tuesday after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

They were part of a patrol travelling along Route 611 between Forward Operating Base Ouellette and Patrol Base Lashkar Gah Durai in Nahr-e-Saraj District.